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Knight Lecture: If you thought the Truth was hard, Reconciliation will be harder

October 29, 2014 — 
The Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair

The Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair

The Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair, Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, will deliver the 2014 Knight Distinguished Visitor Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 30.

His free public lecture is titled, If you thought the Truth was hard, Reconciliation will be harder.

When the TRC process began, some knew it would be difficult, but felt the short-term pain would be worthwhile because it would allow the healing and reconciliation to begin. And though a common saying goes, “The Truth will set you free,” what if it just makes you angry? Does Truth sometimes stand in the way of Reconciliation? Justice Sinclair will explore this idea.

What: Distinguished Knight Visitor Lecture
When: Thursday, October 30, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Engineering and Information Technology Complex (EITC), Atrium, Fort Garry Campus

No cost to attend and all are welcome.


Knight Symposium

As well, on Saturday, Nov. 1 the Knight Symposium in honour of Justice Murray Sinclair will take place. Presentationswill explore new directions in education, new remedies in law, and new practices in healing. You can view the event’s agenda here.

A roundtable discussion will take place, with responses and reflections by Justice Sinclair. This is a free event and everyone is welcome. Pre-registration is required and lunch is provided.

What: The Archive and Reconciliation: Re-Membering the Residential School Experience
When: Nov. 1, 8:30 am – 4:30pm
Where: Theatre 100, St. Paul’s College, Fort Garry Campus

To register and for more information: Karen [dot] Grouette [at] umanitoba [dot] ca or 204-474-8575

The Knight Lecture is part of the Robert and Elizabeth Knight Distinguished Visiting Lecturer program and is intended to enhance and enrich intellectual life and discourse on a variety of topics at the University of Manitoba and in the City of Winnipeg.


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